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Welcome to the ENTELIS Network

The European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society 


Rapid advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) are changing lifestyles across the globe, also creating new unprecedented opportunities. However, many people with disabilities and elderly people experience difficulties in engaging with ICT and therefore may be prevented from fully enjoying its benefits. This works against the establishment of the inclusive society demanded by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

This gap can be bridged by removing barriers, by increasing the digital competences of all citizens and by facilitating access to appropriate assistive technologies for those who need it. Investment in learning opportunities and training programmes will help increase participation in society and access to equal opportunities.

The ENTELIS project - funded between 1/1/2014 and 31/12/2016 by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme - has brought together nine partners from across the European Union and one partner from the United States, in the whole providing all competencies and expertise needed to address this complex issue. Other organisations have joint the consortium as Associate Partners.

On the 19th of October 2016 the Consortium has launched the ENTELIS network. Starting from January 1st, 2017 the network is governed by a steering board with representatives of the European umbrella organisations EASPD, AAATE and EVBB. 

The aim has remained the same: to reduce the digital divide by strengthening organisations that collaborate in the development of strategies and policies for digital skills development of persons with disabilities of all ages.

The network includes organisations of people with disabilities, academic institutions, service providers as well as national and international umbrella organisations. Any other interested Organisation may apply to join the network, according to the network rules. 

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Only together we can bridge the digital divide !